IDF Aerial Defense Division Brig.-Gen. Ran (Ranko) Kochav was appointed as the IDF’s next spokesperson by IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced on Friday.
Kochav was born in 1971 and joined the IDF’s Aerial Defense Division in 1989, where he served as a combat fighter and an officer.
He previously served as the commander of the Aerial Defense Academy and the Military Police Corps.
Since 2018, he has served as the OC of the IDF’s Aerial Defense Command.
Kochav holds an MA from the Air Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Alabama, and another MA in political science from the University of Haifa.
He will replace Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman, who was appointed as the IDF attaché in Washington, and will be promoted to the rank of major-general.
The IDF statement added that the change is set to take place in the coming months.